Representative Price Wallace
Friday, October 19
Representative Price Wallace
Friday, October 12
October is one of our favorite months of the year here at the Brandon Library. What's not to love? The weather is finally beginning to taper off from the scorching days of summer, and the holiday season is about to kick off with a bang. So, in that case, why not start the season off here with your local library? Trust us, you're not going to want to miss what we have coming up.
Speaking of the holidays, we all know that the last three months of the year mean celebrations, crafts, and of course, cooking. Lots and lots of cooking. Some of us have our holiday food schedules in the bag.
Others...not so much.
That's where we come in! Whether you're a seasoned stove-top veteran or a culinary amateur, we've got you covered. Check out our new Cooking Basics class series and learn how to make the holiday staples you know and love. Call the Brandon Library at (601) 825-2672 to register for:
How to Make Perfect...
- Cornbread: Monday, October 22 from 6:00-8:00 PM
- Biscuits: Monday, October 29 from 6:00-8:00 PM
- Pie Crust:Thursday, November 8 from 6:00-8:00 PM
Thursday, October 11
Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 we have Preschool Story Time. So bring your little ones, and join us for stories, music, and crafts! This month we will be having Halloween stories and crafts to go along with them!
Monday, October 8
Friday, October 5
Posted by Brandon Library at 11:45 AM
Thursday, October 4
Join us on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. for Pumpkin Painting. It will be fun for the whole family. The Friends of the Richland Library will be providing small pumpkins as well as all the painting supplies, but you can bring your own pumpkin if you choose too. All you need to do is bring your family and your creativity.
We are asking you to register here, by October 17, 2018 so we can make sure to have enough pumpkins.
Posted by Dewayne at 2:44 PM
Monday, October 1
For people who love Mexican food, Taco Tuesday is their favorite night of the week! But this week, Taco Tuesday at the Forest Public Library celebrates the authentic foods and festivities of the Hispanic and Latino American culture and the heritage those traditional foods represent. The Hispanic Heritage night is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Posted by Dianne McLaurin at 4:59 PM
That's right! Lisa is on a roll! She's lining up great events for her new How To Tuesdays happening every third Tuesday of the month starting this month (October)!
First up is her Resume Writing Class, Tues. Oct. 16 at 6 p..m. which will be held in the Pearl Library's computer lab. Lisa says she looks for this to be a successful program, because "we have noticed multiple requests for resume help - sometimes daily - from patrons, and feel like this truly is a community need."
Lisa will cover things like the basic steps to writing a resume which include using brevity (that means don't use too many - or unnecessary - words!!!), matching your skills to the job you hope to land and using key words and action verbs.
It's a free program and no reservation is needed!
Now, writing a resume is a serious matter and fits perfectly in the How To Tuesdays format, however so do events that are totally entertaining and lots of fun! And, Lisa has that covered in future programming. Uh-huh, she sure does!
How about DIY Holiday Spa Gifts! Yep! That's coming Tues. November 20 and Make Your Own Handprint Snowman Ornament on Tues. Dec. 18. Remember all the How To Tuesdays are at 6 p.m.
Hey, while we are on the subject of Tuesdays, mark your calendar for the fabulous Fall Festival, Kristen has planned for the Pearl Library's October Family Night on Tues. Oct. 9 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Yes, another free program, like all library programs are! The Fall Festival will be held outdoors in the field by the Pearl Senior Center located behind the library. Bounce houses, face painting, games and you know it...CANDY! (While supplies last this is!)
It's not called Family Night for nothing! Bring everybody! Participants are welcome and encouraged to wear Halloween costumes!
Tuesdays are happening at the Pearl Public Library! You don't want to miss a thing!
We'll see you there!
Friday, September 28
The Brandon Public Library is pleased to announce something new for October and November! Are you ready to let go of stress, be more energetic, and improve your health?
Yeah, we thought so. Join us on Saturday, October 6 for our first session of Falun Dafa!
Falun Dafa is a meditation practice that brings about serenity and a higher level of awareness while also greatly benefiting your physical well-being. Stephanie Zhang will be leading our sessions.
Please call the library 601-825-2672 to register.
We hope to see you there!
Posted by Brandon Library at 11:25 AM
Friday, September 21
BOOK SALE! It's the BIG ONE!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Brandon Library
Friday, September 28th - 10 am-5 pm
Saturday, September 29th - 10 am-4 pm
Monday, October 1st - 10 am-8 pm is Bag Day
($5/bag or $10/box)
Need a movie? New series to read? Something for the kids?
The Friends of the Brandon Library Book Sale will have it!
We hope to see you there!
Posted by Brandon Library at 1:04 PM
Friday, September 14
We're half-way through September, but that doesn't mean we don't have amazing things planned here at the Brandon Public Library! Check out these two special events coming up soon:
Monday, September 17 at 6:00 pm
Monday, September 24 at 4:00 pm
- ABCDs of Medicare: Physician’s Mutual will teach us about Medicare and answer any questions we may have. This class is designed for those turning 65 in the next 6 months or so. Please call the library at 601-825-2672 to register!
- Technology After You Die: Provided by the Mississippi State University Extension Service, this lesson will teach you how to plan ahead for what happens to your online accounts after you pass away, including social media, email, and passwords. Bring all passwords with you. Space is limited, so call the library at 601-825-2672 to register.
We'll see you all there!
Posted by Brandon Library at 12:11 PM
Tuesday, September 4
No, we aren’t talking about celebrating a highly
popular, American-style, sudsy brew, Dilly
|Pictured is the trophy for Best Potluck Dish that will be awarded to a lucky potluck winner! A name plate will be added that states Pearl Public Library Medieval Fest 2018 Best Potluck Dish.|
We'll see you there!
Wednesday, August 1
- Brandon Library Story Walk: The Brandon Library, with the help of Boy Scout Aaron Stapp, has installed a story walk just for you! Beginning at the walking trail by the playground and leading through the park, follow the path of the wooden markers that hold each month’s story inside!
- Trivia Night: Join us on August 7 at 6:00 PM for our monthly trivia night at Lost Pizza Co. in Brandon, just across the street from the library! All ages are welcome, and the first prize is a $50 gift card to Lost Pizza!
- Medicare Education: Are you a senior looking into Medicare? Do you need to know how much a Medicare plan costs, or which coverage plan is right for you? Join us on August 9 at 10:30 AM and learn about the ABC's of Medicare from Humana!
- Social Security: Truth or Consequences: On August 14 at 6:00 PM, Roy and Diane Thompson, National Social Security Advisers, will be discussing Social Security and the Restricted Application process. Come find out how this process can benefit you!
- Inventory Notice: Don’t forget, the Brandon Library will be closed August 20 – 23 for inventory. Don’t worry, though—We’ll be reopening on Friday, August 24, with a fun surprise!
- Genealogy Surprise: On August 24 at 10:30 am, the Brandon Library will have a visitor! Anne Vanderleest, former Genealogist of the Brandon Library, will stop in to catch up with old friends and celebrate her birthday—which means that, yes, there will be food. Join us!
Posted by Brandon Library at 5:14 PM
Tuesday, July 24
It's an exciting time at the Pearl Public Library with some new programs on the horizon starting in August!
Monday, July 16
Friday, June 29
A "Daughter's" Life of Love, Pain, Forgiveness and Healing! Talk About It At the Pearl Public Library!
Thursday, June 28
Patrons of all ages are invited to join us on Thursday, July 12 from 6pm-7pm as we play games, get our faces painted, eat popcorn and ice pops, and make ourselves dizzy in the bouncy houses! We’ll also have a special visit from the Brandon Fire Department to show us their rides!
(Pro tip: Don’t jump in the bouncy house directly after eating unless you’re feeling brave.)
Then, on Saturday, July 14 from 12pm-1:30pm, come play our last game of Summer Bingo! We had a blast last time, and there are even MORE amazing prizes to choose from if you win! And don’t forget, our blackout winner will receive a $25 gift card to our local Cinemark Theater!
Monday, June 18
And, you know why?
It's because the Pearl Library's own craft enthusiast Becky is always thinking about the next exciting creation for her Come Craft With Us! program!
A decorative, Japanese Fan that's good for keeping yourself cool during the hot, Mississippi summer or displaying as decorative art is what she has cooked up for the Tues., July 3 Come Craft With Us! at 5:30 p.m.
WOW! Such a simple creation to be so beautiful. It's easy too!
"It's a homemade fan made of sticks, glue, and paper," Becky said. "It's great fun to make and use for the summer time."
There you have it! You simply must not miss it!
Come Craft With US! formerly Simply Crafts is a FREE adult crafting and crochet group that meets at the Pearl Public Library every Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Come and bring a current crochet project or learn a new craft and work among friends!
No reservation is needed and materials are provided for the craft.
SO! Leave your cares behind and come get lost in Japanese Fan making with Becky!
We'll see you there!
Tuesday, June 5
|BLACK LIGHT PAINTING DREW ENTHUSIASTIC FANS|
|Dancin' Dan the Banjo Man|
Tuesday, May 15
Monday, May 7
You read that right! Summer is almost upon us and the Pearl Public Library is gearing up for the annual six week, Summer Library Program that runs from June 4 through July 14. The 2018 Summer Library Program is themed Libraries Rock!
PRE-REGISTRATION STARTS MONDAY, MAY 21!
The six-week program, formerly for years a children's season, has morphed into a celebration that embraces all ages... children, teens and adults! Libraries Rock connotes a musical theme, but in addition to that it simply means, libraries are AWESOME!!!!
The Pearl Library's program lineup shows that too. There's some music involved and then there's some other really cool programs!
Don't miss out on Dancin' Dan the Banjo Man who headlines adult programming the whole family can enjoy! That's Thursday, June 7 at 3 p.m.
There's loads of program you and your family do not want to miss. There's something for everyone. Pearl Puppets, The Snakeman, Animal Tales, Dorian the Magician and Inky the Clown are on tap for children.
Black Light Painting, African Instrument Making, "I Pick You": Guitar Pick Bracelets, Rock 'n' Roll Trivia Madness and Pre 4th of July Cookout and Games for Teens.
For adults there's Karaoke Night. Watch a musical on the big screen and enjoy popcorn and drinks. There's story time for adults where you can enjoy short stories and music. Read a biography about any famous musician and come talk about it at the Chapter 1 Book Club meeting!
See! There's something for everyone. Check out the EVENTS Calendar on the Central Mississippi Regional Library website at www.cmrls.lib.ms.us to find more information on Summer Library Program dates and times for not only the Pearl Library, but all 20 CMRLS libraries.
We'll see you there!
Tuesday, April 17
Hey, Nothing makes folks happier than a good ol' library book sale. And, the Pearl Library has a mighty fine one coming up!
The Friends of the Pearl Library Big Book Sale will run for three days starting Thurs. May 3 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Fri. May 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat. May 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
According to Carolyn, the library's circulation supervisor and book sale coordinator, there's a whole lot to choose from. There's, as they say, something for everyone!
Among the inventory are plenty of adult fiction and nonfiction books and books for the kiddos and young adults. There are cookbooks galore and paperbacks, audio/visual material including DVDs and some CDs (audio books). Hey, there's even vintage books from the time period between 1920 and 1970. And, yes, this too. A favorite of so many... National Geographic Magazine!
OMG! I just cannot wait. What a book sale this is going to be! But, there's more!
For the E-N-T-I-R-E last day of the book sale (that's Sat. May 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m), it's five-bucks-a-bag-sale! Oh, yeah! Everything you can get into a large, plastic, grocery bag for $5. The whole day long! What?! What?! Yes! Yes!
The book sale is cash only, no checks or cards please. For the first two days of the book sale, prices will range from .25 cents to $5.
It's called the Friends of the Pearl Library Big Book Sale for a reason. Book sales are the primary fundraisers to help the Friends' group, and they deserve it! The Friends support the library in many ways such as in buying equipment, volunteering for and funding library programs.
By the way, this is a wonderful time to join the Friends of the Pearl Library! Registration forms will be available for anyone interested in becoming a member. An individual membership is $5 a year. Anyone wishing to donate to the Friends can also make donations during the book sale. You know donations are ALWAYS welcome!
Don't miss out on this BIG time!
We'll see you there!
Friday, March 30
Stop By the Pearl Library, Swap Howdies with a Staffer during National Library Week and Win a Sweet Treat!
April is a big month for libraries everywhere. That's when National Library Week is celebrated. This year it's April 8 -14 with the theme "Libraries Lead."
You know what? Libraries as leaders is nothing new!
You see, back in 1958 is when the first National Library Week was observed by the American Library Association (ALA).
This is how it came about. Back in the 1950s folks were spending less time on reading books. Yep, they were into radio, television and music, especially musical instruments. Well, that really got the attention of the ALA and the American Book Publishers. They formed a nonprofit citizens organization called the National Book Committee in 1954.
Let me tell you this committee had some big goals that ranged from encouraging people to use their leisure time to read to "improving incomes and health" and "developing strong and happy family life."
See what I mean? Libraries as important role models for communities has been part of libraries' goals and accomplishments for years!
In 1957 a plan was developed for National Library Week in an effort to motivate people to read so that they would support and use libraries. In 1958 sporting the theme "Wake Up and Read!", the first National Library Week was observed. National Library Week was observed again in 1959 and continued yearly. When the National Book Committee disbanded in 1974, the ALA assumed the lead sponsorship.
At the Pearl Library, the goal is to make National Library Week very special. So, in an effort to get patrons connected not only to the Pearl Library, but to library staffers, Amy, the adult program coordinator, has come up with a sweet, great way to do that!
Oh, yes! Come on in and introduce yourself to a staffer April 9 -13, write the staffer's name on a slip of paper provided for you and get a sweet treat in return.
We'll see you there!